Author(s): Norah Breekveldt
From the author that brought you Sideways To The Top - 10 Stories of Successful Women That Will Change Your Thinking About Careers Forever comes Career Interrupted- How 14 Successful Women Navigate Career Breaks profiling fourteen high-achieving women talk openly about their challenges in carving out a successful career after a break. These women come from all walks of life - from battlers to privileged backgrounds, from large corporates to small business, from professional services to the community sector. Several women had children and talk candidly about what it?s like to be in the throes of mother guilt and come out the other side; some are expatriates who returned to Australia to rebuild their career, yet others had to re-establish their career after a misstep. These stories are interwoven with the latest research from thought leaders around the obstacles and pitfalls in leaving the workforce for a time, and include practical and proven strategies to overcome these hurdles. Career Interrupted contributes to the discussion and debate in business and the broader community about how to develop workplaces where the contribution of everyone, including women, is recognised, nurtured and optimised. It explores the shared experiences of women who have had to navigate a break in their career and provides a beacon for other women about to embark on a similar journey.